Foster backs Hodgson to succeed
West Bromwich Albion,
On-loan West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster is backing his former manager Roy Hodgson to make a massive impact in his new job with England.
Foster claims Hodgson's man-management skills are top draw despite reports suggesting otherwise, but it is his attention to detail which the stopper feels could have the biggest bearing on the national team's success at this summer's Euro 2012 tournament. The ex-Manchester United star has worked closely with the veteran coach during his season-long loan from Birmingham this term, and knows first hand what he will bring to the party. Hodgson, who is set to name his squad for the European championships later today, has already held a conversation with Foster about ending his own self exposed exile from international football. The keeper wouldn't be drawn on whether a u-turn was on the cards although it does seem unlikely, but he is certain England will have a solid and well organised defence if the unit he put together at the Hawthorns is anything to go by. Hodgson brought in defenders Gareth McAuley and Billy Jones on free transfers last summer, with Liam Ridgewell joining the club in January to form a new look Albion defence alongside existing centre-back Jonas Olsson. Foster told the club's official website: "You can only make wholesale changes if you are organised and Roy is always organised. "England will benefit from that greatly, as everybody in the team knows their job. "Your role is black and white and you know exactly what you need to do. "At every moment in every game, every player knows what they should or should not be doing depending on what has happened somewhere else on the pitch. "That's nice to play in, because as a goalkeeper, I know what I'm going to get from my back-four."